March 2013 at the American Museum of Modern History

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March 2013 at the American Museum of Modern History


© Brandon Cole, Romeo/V&W,

© Brandon Cole, Romeo/V&W,

AMNH Announces Whales: Giants of the Deep

January 10, 2013

The American Museum of Natural History announces Whales: Giants of the Deep, a new exhibition that transports visitors to the vibrant underwater world of the mightiest animals on Earth.


James Arthur Lecture:
Songs to Syntax: Cognition, Computation, and the Origin of Language

Monday, March 4

In this free public program, MIT Professor Robert Berwick discusses the evolution of human language and how a simple operation “glues” words and sentence parts together. Read more…


Adventures in Science: Spring Programs | Various sessions beginning Tuesday, March 5

From the food we eat to what we’re exploring in space to what we know about the dinosaurs, there’s a subject to interest any curious child in this spring’s roster of camps and workshops. Read more…


SciCafe: Green-Blooded Lizards and Malaria Genetics Wednesday, March 6

Enjoy cocktails and conversation as Museum Associate Curator Susan Perkins and biologist Chris Austin discuss how genomics and comparative biology are helping us understand disease. Read more…


Milstein Science Series: Ocean Eats
Sunday, March 10

In this family-friendly program, meet scientists, enjoy hands-on activities, and learn about food from the sea, including New York Harbor oysters in a special film screening. Read more…


Enter by Friday, March 22!
Doodle 4 Google Coming to the Museum

K-12 students in the U.S. are invited to redesign the Google logo on the theme of “My Best Day Ever…” The winning entry from each state will be displayed at the Museum. For details and other prizes, click here. Read more…


Astronomy Live | Springs Skies: A Comet is Coming
Tuesday, March 26

In this Hayden Planetarium program, find out where to look for the new comet PANSTARRS, which may put on an unusually good show this month. Read more…


Spring Bird Walks in Central Park
Various Sessions starting Monday, April 8

Join Museum ornithologists Paul Sweet or Joseph DiCostanzo early mornings or during lunchtime to observe the annual spring migration of birds. Read more…


Sackler Brain Bench: Why We Eat What We Eat
Four Mondays, April 15–May 6

Explore the field of neurogastronomy and the complex factors in our food choices in this salon-style course, in which sessions may be attended individually or as a series. Read more…